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Ducks Softball BIO
Sari-Jane Jenkins
Player Profile:
Sari-Jane Jenkins 36031
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Other Position: Undergraduate Assistant Coach
Hometown: Salem, OR
High School: South Salem
Club: Oregon Panthers Gold
Club Coach: Jerry Orlando
Experience: 1st Year


• 2008 and '09 All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention
• 2007 All-Pac-10 / Regional Second Team
• Oregon Career Leader - Stolen Bases (93)
• In '09, also ended Duck career ranked top-10 for UO in hits (second, 230, and third among active Pac-10 players), runs (fourth, 135), doubles (seventh, 33), walks (seventh, 73) and batting average (10th, .324).
• Ranks top 10 in all-time UO season categories in stolen bases (2nd, 38, ‘07; 5th, 32, ‘08), walks (3rd, 37, ‘08), runs (5th, 48, ‘07) and batting average (7th, .396, ‘07).
• In ‘08, ranked second in Pac-10 in stolen bases (32) and sixth in walks (37); and led UO in on-base pct. (.418),  runs (37), triples (2) and walks (37).
• In ‘07, ranked third in Pac-10 in hits (82), doubles (16), stolen bases (38) and fifth in batting (.396).


All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention. The team captain enjoyed a fitting Senior Day season finale with her sixth homer of the season, made a sliding catch in the outfield, and stole her school record 96th base in the 2-1 win over No. 6 Arizona. Launched grand slam in win over No. 12 California and went 3-for-4. Opened season with with five- and four-game hitting streaks at tourneys in Tempe (.421, 8-for-19, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 1 stolen base) and Las Vegas (.333, 6-for-18, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 1 stolen base), and had another four-game streak late in the non-conference season at Nevada's Wolfpack Classic (.273, 3-for-11, 1 triple, 1 walk, 1 stolen base). Hit her first homer since freshman season in second game of season vs. Wichita State (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI). Stole pair of bases twice during campign vs. Colorado State and at Portland State. Showed team-first attitude and made first appearance at shortstop since high school to fill vacancy and played first half of season there before switching back to left field the remainder of the campaign. Ranked ninth in Pac-10 at end of regular season in stolen bases (16), heading into the postseason. At same point, led Ducks in on-base percentage (3.81) and runs (first, 24), and also ranked top-four on team in hitting (second, .292), hit (second, 45), doubles (second, 7), total bases (second, 72), triples (second, 1), walks (second, 17), stolen bases (second, 16), multi-hit games (second, 12), longest hitting sreak (third, 5), slugging (third, .468), home runs (third, 6) and RBIs (fourth, 17). Became second Duck (after catcher Jenn Poore) to be drafted in the National Professional Fastpitch league, and was taken 19th overall by the Akron Flyers (and the fourth Pac-10 player picked). During the 40-game summer season, she hit .259 (14-for-54), and her other stats follow: 13 runs, 1 double, 2 triples, 1 home run, 3 walks, 3 stolen bases, .298 on-base percentage, .407 slugging.

All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention.
One of team’s most versatile hitters with ability to slap or hit away. Became school career stolen base leader (80), thanks to her 32 stolen bases as a junior that ranked second in the Pac-10 and fifth-best all-time for UO. Also stood sixth in league in walks (37) with the third-best all-time Duck mark. Enters senior season ranked top 10 on school career lists in average (seventh, .329), runs (eighth, 111) and hits (ninth-tie, 185) and is in striking distance of #10 mark in the following categories - doubles (26, 4 away), triples (5, 2 away), walks (56, 7 away), at-bats (556, 65 away) and games played (179, 45 away). Ranked second on team at season’s end in multiple-hit games (14), and reached base in 54 of 64 games – including 12 of the last 13 games (and reached base twice in 20 games during the season and 3x in nine contests). Batted in second slot for much of season, then led off in final weeks and picked up 13 walks the last nine games of the year (including three in games vs. Tulsa in the postseason and vs. No. 8 Stanford’s Missy Penna (the Pac-10 regular season wins leader)). Hit .375 in four postseason games in Norman, Okla., (3-8, 1 double, 1 run, 5 walks. 500 slugging). Had season-high three hits in 3-for-4 days in wins vs. Portland State at April’s end (2 runs, 2 RBI, double) and Northwestern State the second weekend of the campaign (3-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 runs), and in 3-2 11-inning loss to Cal at Berkeley. Best weeks of non-league play offensively were at Las Vegas Invitational (.500, 8-for-16, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 5 stolen bases) and on the San Diego roadtrip (.368, 7-for-19, 5 runs, 1 triple, 2 RBI, 5 stolen bases). Batted .625 in mid-April trip to Cal/Stanford (5-for-8, 1 walk, 1 hit by pitch, 3 stolen bases). Pilfered a season-high three stolen bases vs. Harvard and San Jose State. Collected triples during year vs. James Madison and Northern Illinois. Knocked in two RBIs vs. San Diego State and scored twice in games vs. Northwestern State, James Madison and Northern Illinois. Shifted to left field as a junior – the same position she played as a sophomore in the 2007 postseason – and had a .936 fielding mark (41 putouts, 3 assists, 3 errors). Altogether in career, has missed only one start.

All-Pac-10 and All-Region Second Team.
Batted out of the #2 spot in the lineup and posted one of UO’s finest seasons at the plate and her hits (82), stolen bases (38) and doubles (16) totals all ranked second in school history and just shy of school records. Also ranked top 10 all-time in season categories in batting average (seventh, .396), runs (fifth, 58) and at-bats (eighth, 207). Career-wise, also ranks top 10 all-time for UO in average (third, .352) and stolen bases (seventh, 48). At season’s end, led Ducks in hits (82, #3 Pac-10) and doubles (16, #1 Pac-10), and ranked top four for team in batting average (second, .396, #5 Pac-10), on-base percentage (second, .429), sacrifice bunts (second, 7), stolen bases (second, 38, #3 Pac-10), runs (third, 48, #8 Pac-10), slugging (fourth, .483), RBIs (fourth, 27) and total bases (fourth, 100). Had season-long 12-game hitting streak in second half of March, then ended year with a 10-game streak in Pac-10 and NCAA contests (17-33 in that stretch). Had team-best 24 multiple-hit games, including five straight to end the Pac-10 and open the NCAA tourney. Went 7-13 in NCAA Regional as Ducks advanced to championship, including 5-7 with 4 runs and 3 stolen bases in the opening two wins vs. Penn State and South Carolina.  Produced the game-winning run in Oregon’s eighth-inning 4-3 victory over Oregon State with a RBI line drive on April 7. Other top games at the plate came vs. Utah (3-4, 1 stolen base), San Diego (3-4, 2 stolen bases), Hawai’i (2-4, triple, 2 RBI, 1 stolen base) and double-header vs. UNLV (4-4, 3 RBI, 1 stolen base; 2-3, double, 1 stolen base), Towson (3-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 stolen bases), Utah Valley State (3-3, double, 4 RBI), Oregon State (3-4, 1 stolen base) and South Carolina (3-4, 1 stolen base). Her defense was equally valuable in center field and the speedy, dependable glove came up with 45 putouts. Altogether in career, has played 115 games and has missed only one start.

As a freshman, played in 51 of Oregon’s 52 games as the starting center fielder. Led the team in hits (50), finished second in runs (26) and ranked third in average (.298). Reached base in each of her first five starts, including a four-game hit streak to begin the season. Jenkins hit her first career home run February 19 against UTEP, a two-run shot scoring Barnes in the fourth. Two weeks into her first collegiate season, Jenkins began a 10-game hit streak that would end tied for the longest on the team all season. Starting February 24 against Baylor and lasting until March 15, Jenkins had 13 hits and seven RBI, raising her average from .231 to .289. In the final game of the streak, Jenkins hit a walk-off two-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Portland State, 6-5. On March 28, she was part of more heroics as she scored the winning run off of the bat of Hudson in the bottom of the eighth to defeat UAB. During Pac-10 play, Jenkins had four of her 11 multi-hit games, including two against Stanford April 9 and April 28. Her three hits against UCLA April 22 was a season high to that point. May 2 proved to be a huge day for the first-year player. In a doubleheader sweep of Santa Clara, Jenkins went 5-for-7 with five runs and four stolen bases. She tallied ten steals in 13 tries over the course of the season. In Oregon’s second to last game of the season, Jenkins doubled twice and drove in all three Oregon runs in a 4-3 loss to Arizona State. Her 65 total bases ranked third on the team.

Earned 11 letters in three different sports (Basketball, Softball, Volleyball) at South Salem High School...Was a four-time all-league selection in both softball and basketball...A 2004 second-team all-state honoree, helped lead South Salem High School to the Valley League title and one year later was named the Valley League MVP and was a first-team all-state honoree...Was also an all-state basketball player as her team won the league championship in 2003...Played for the Oregon Panthers Gold...Team Captain.
*1st Team All-Leauge 2002-2005 Softball and Basketball
*Valley League Champions 2003, 2004 (Softball)
*Valley League Champions 2004 (Basketball)
*1st Team All-State, 2004, 2005
*1st Team All-Region 2003, 2004, 2005 (Softball)
*Valley League Softball MVP, 2005

Major: Sociology. Born Sari-Jane Jenkins on Feb. 17, 1987 in Salem, Ore. Parents: Mike and Cherie Jenkins. Family: Six brothers (Jordan, Andy, Riley, Kerry, Kasey and Reggie). Brother Andy played baseball at Oregon State University and later for the Florida Marlins. Brother Riley played football at Linfield College during its national championship season. Major: Undeclared.


Year    AVG     GP-GS     AB     R     H   2B   3B   HR    RBI   BB    SO    SB-ATT
2006    .298    52-51    168    26    50    5    2    2    19     9    31    10-13
2007    .396    63-63    207    48    82   16    1    0    27    10    32    38-44
2008    .293    64-64    181    37    53    5    2    0    14    37    37    32-39
2009    .293    47-47    147    22    43    7    1    5    16    14    29    13-18   
Totals  .324   226-225   703   133   228   33    6    7    76    70   129    93-114


Favorite Color: Royal Blue.
Favorite Saying:  "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have"- Vince Lombardi.
Favorite Pro Team: Portland Trailblazers.
Favorite Elite Softball Player: Jessica Mendoza.
Greatest Accomplishment: Signing my letter of intent for the University of Oregon.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I was cheerleader fall of junior year in high school. Ugh.
Personal Hero: My Parents.
Favorite College Class: Classic Issues in Urban Sociology.
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Beyonce'.
Favorite Place I've Visited: Victoria, BC.
Favorite Place on Campus: Other than Howe Field, Hayward Field because of the history of events that have taken place within it.
Favorite Place to Take Visitors to Eugene: Market of Choice
Favorite Snack: Crackers and cheese.
Favorite Drink: Diet Peach Snapple.
Type of Food: Thai.
Favorite Actor: Will Smith.
Favorite Actress: Sandra Bullock.
Favorite TV Comedy: The Office.
Favorite TV Drama: Gossip Girls.
Favorite Band: Rascal Flatts.
Favorite Book: Mind Gym.
Favorite Board Game: Balderdash.
I chose Oregon because: It immediately represented the values that I was looking for. It's a family-oriented atmosphere that is surrounded with sincere and genuine people who give nothing less than their best day in and day out.
Pre-game Rituals: Praying during the national anthem, and hopping over the foul lines.
Coolest Howe Field Moment: In the fall of '08 when freshman Jordan Reeves got a hit her first college career at bat, and seeing the excitement not only in her eyes but even more in our team's.
Funniest Person on Team: Unintentionally, the Kivitt twins.
Biggest Fan: Dick Norton.


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